Friday, August 10, 2018

Family Weekend Ambassadors Needed!

The Office of Parent and Family Affairs is looking for some enthusiastic, dynamic, and all-around awesome students for a paid leadership position in the Office of Parent and Family Affairs, working specifically with Family Weekend.  We’re seeking 4-6 students to serve as Family Weekend Ambassadors. This is a great, short-term opportunity helping parents/families and students attending Family Weekend (and earning a stipend in the process).  A description of the Family Weekend Ambassador position and application information can be found on the following webpage:

Applications are due by 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 2.

Boost your creative confidence: Apply to take IDEA258A (1-credit) this fall!

Want to flex and strengthen your creativity muscles? Looking for a fun 1-credit course to take this semester?

This fall, learn to see the world like a designer and unleash your inner innovator in this 1-credit course, IDEA258A: “Becoming a Design Thinker: Mindsets and Tools for Innovation.” Offered by the Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, this class is open to ALL majors, but space is limited!

Learn more and apply today

Attention Departmental Honors students: Apply for the Honors College Research Grant

The Honors Research Grant Program supports the research efforts of students in the departmental and college Honors programs. Students may apply for grants up to $500.00 for any legitimate purpose that would enhance their research efforts. For example, grant money could be used toward travel to conferences or special research collections or for the purchase of equipment unique to the student’s project not covered by a mentor’s grant. Generally, grant money is not awarded for the purchase of common laboratory equipment. A student may receive the award once.

For more information and the application, click here. Applications are due October 1. Recipients will be recognized at the Honors College fall Citation Ceremony on Friday, November 2 at 4:30 in the Memorial Chapel.

Sadat Chair Student Office Assistant Position for Fall 2018

The Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development is accepting applications for a student office
assistant for the fall 2018 semester. This is a paid position. We are looking for a student office
assistant with excellent writing and oral communication skills, research experience, and a
background assisting with on-campus events. Applicants with knowledge of SPSS, Microsoft
Office Suite, and Adobe Acrobat will be given preference. Applicants with a background in
planning and working events, both on and off campus, will be given strong preference. If you are
interested, please email your resume, a cover letter that includes your hours of availability, a one-
page writing sample, and the names and phone numbers of two references to
Please write “Sadat Chair Student Office Assistant Application” in the subject line. Applications
will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants who are considered will be contacted for
an in-person interview.

Part Time Job - Field Sales Representative

To apply, please fill out our application:

(Please note, you have not fully applied until you fill out this application form using
the link above.) Note: Please have your resume in PDF form!

We’ve made it our mission to stop food waste in its tracks. Our juices are made with “ugly”
produce that usually fills landfills because they don’t fit our grocery beauty ideals. We love
our Misfits, and you will too.

As a Field Sales Representative, you’ll represent our brand on the front lines— you’ll demo
and promote our products in new and core accounts to help build our ever-growing
customer base + increase sales at our stores!
● Execute in store retail demos to increase sell-through in key accounts
● Develop relationships with customers (our Misfit family!) while educating them on
the Misfit brand and story
● Stay tuned during demos for opportunities to connect with potential partners or
supporters to secure possible future events where the brand can thrive
● Prevent product out-of-stocks by restocking the shelves from backstock as well
as rotating product by best-buy date
● Strengthen store relationships by engaging with store team members or
distributor representatives
● Work closely with the Field Marketing Manager to provide key insights on in store
updates as well as strategic input across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

● A dynamic communicator who loves being in front of people and who is able to
talk with all types with people
● Care about the environment, people, and food

● Enjoy hustling — you’re scrappy, and you can figure things out on the fly
● Are independent but a team player: you check in frequently and crush it when
you’re on your own
● Easy to get in contact with via email or text and quick to respond
● MUST have 20+ hrs of weekday and weekend availability (demos are typically
10:30AM-2:30PM or 2:30-6:30PM). Have to be available on the weekends!
● Our accounts are all around DC, MD, VA – access to a car is a plus!

Start date: ASAP!
To apply, please fill out our application:
Job Types: Part-time
Salary: $18.00/hour

Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Internships -- DeVos Institute of Arts Management

The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland is currently accepting applications for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Internships. As a leading provider of arts management training worldwide, the DeVos Institute and its leadership offer valuable, hands-on experience for current students and recent graduates in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment. DeVos Institute Interns gain an expansive understanding of the arts and cultural industry by supporting the Institute’s domestic and international training programs and consulting engagements for over 800 arts organizations around the globe. Interns have the opportunity to gain practical skills in areas including event management, research, evaluation, reporting, and business communications.

Fall Internships run from September – December, tailored to each candidate’s academic calendar. For Fall 2018 priority consideration, please apply by September 6. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Additional information and application instructions can also be found at:

Maryland Sierra Club seeking 2018 Interns

As a grassroots environmental nonprofit, the Maryland Sierra Club offers many internship opportunities for those passionate about advocating for a safer, healthier planet. At our office conveniently located on Route 1, students can take advantage of diverse openings in office management & administration, outdoor education, political environmental advocacy, communications & marketing, web design, community organizing, event planning, and policy research.

Our interns become part of the office team and are essential to accomplishing many of the Chapter’s environmental conservation goals. Working side by side with staff and lead volunteers, interns get the opportunity to see how a grassroots non­profit works, gain valuable real world experience, and become the next generation of activist leaders.

For Fall 2018, we have the following internships available:
  • Administrative Assistant
    Chapter Coordinator
  • Clean Energy
  • Beyond Natural Gas Organizing (Western Maryland only)
  • Communications / Web Media
  • Conservation Outings
  • Invasive Plant Removal / Stewardship Field
  • Transportation Organizing
  • Political
For more information, internship descriptions, and how to arrange college credit, please visit:

To apply:
  1. Send a cover letter, resume, and a two-­page writing sample to Please have your name on each document title.
  2. Fill out this survey after you send in your materials:  

Apply early for best priority.  

Sierra Club Maryland Chapter
Office: 301-277-7111  

Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention Fall Undergraduate Research Assts

The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI) is seeking Fall Undergraduate or Graduate Research Assistants to assist with several projects, including: Developing an early childhood curriculum, examining the effectiveness of a preschool expansion grant, studying the implementation of special education services in early childhood, and promoting family engagement in young children’s learning. 

Research Assistants will be expected to work at CECEI approximately 10 hours per week. Compensation will be course credit. Please note that priority will be given to applicants who are available/interested in working for two consecutive semesters.


**The 2019 NSF GRFP online application is now open - click here to start your application**

Get a strong start by using the best online resource site for NSF GRFP applicants - click here.

Are you planning or pursuing graduate studies toward a Ph.D. in life or physical sciences, math, engineering, or social/behavioral sciences? The NSF award provides 3 years of full support, with an annual stipend of $34,000. You can learn more about the NSF award at

The National Scholarships Office is offering early semester NSF GRFP information sessions for students planning to apply this Fall 2018 or in subsequent years. Current undergraduates at all levels and recent alumni are welcome to attend, as are those who will be first or second year graduate students in Fall 2018.  

NSF Info Sessions:

1. Wednesday September 5 from 4:05 pm - 5 pm
Plant Sciences 1130 (PLS 1130)
RSVP to  

2. Thursday, September 6 from 4:05 pm - 5 pm
Bio-Psych 1238 (BPS 1238)

If you are interested but unable to attend either session please email us at: 

Eligibility: You must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident to apply for the NSF Graduate research fellowship. You must be planning or pursuing graduate studies in an NSF supported field. IMPORTANT: Students may apply TWICE for the NSF GRFP - once before starting graduate studies, and once during the first two years of graduate study. To enhance your chance of success is it essential to apply at each opportunity.

NSF GRFP Fall 2018 Deadlines: 

October 22, 2018: Life Sciences – Geosciences

October 23, 2018: Engineering / Materials Research / Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering 

October 25, 2018: Social Sciences – Psychology – STEM Education
October 26, 2018: Mathematical Sciences – Chemistry – Physics/Astronomy

St. Jerome Child Center is looking for part time employees for the fall session.

  We are in need of employees to work from 7-10 am or 3-6 pm Monday through Friday. The job entails working with children from 6 weeks to 4 years old. There is some cleaning involved during the afternoon shift.  The pay rate is $11.50 per hour. If interested please contact Christie Cooper at or 301-699-1314.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Ford Predoctoral Fellowship Information Session - Rising Seniors & Early Grad Students

Information Session:
Thursday, August 9, 4:00 – 4:45 pm
Plant Sciences 1130

Please RSVP to
Interested but not able to attend? Please contact us at

Learn about the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, which provides an annual stipend of $24,000 for three years and access to a large network of successful Ford Fellows. The Ford Foundation awards approximately 70 predoctoral fellowships every year. These fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in research-based graduate study leading to a Ph.D.

The Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
Eligibility to apply to a predoctoral fellowship is limited to:
  • All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation,
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors, or other designations),
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level,
  • Individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based (dissertation-required), program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree,
  • Individuals who as of the 2019 fall semester require a minimum of three years of study to complete their Ph.D./Sc.D. degree, and
  • Individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.
The following will be considered as positive factors in choosing successful candidates:
  • Evidence of superior academic achievement
  • Degree of promise of continuing achievement as scholars and teachers
  • Capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds
  • Sustained personal engagement with communities that are underrepresented in the academy and an ability to bring this asset to learning, teaching, and scholarship at the college and university level
  • Likelihood of using the diversity of human experience as an educational resource in teaching and scholarship
  • Membership in one or more of the following groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding:
    • Alaska Natives (Aleut, Eskimo, or other Indigenous People of Alaska)
    • Black/African Americans
    • Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos
    • Native American Indians
    • Native Pacific Islanders (Hawaiian/Polynesian/Micronesian)
    • Puerto Ricans
Application opens September 4, 2018.

State Dept. Foreign Service Fellowships - September 2018 Deadlines

Are you a rising senior or recent graduate strongly motivated to pursue a career in in the US State Department's Foreign Service? Are you a member of a minority group historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service (including women), and/or a recipient of need-based financial aid?

The Pickering and Rangel Graduate Fellowships provide financial support through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring, and professional development activities leading to an appointment in the Foreign Service. Both programs have mid-September 2018 deadlines. 

The Pickering and Rangel Graduate Fellowship Programs strongly encourage applications by members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.

National Scholarships Office
University of Maryland, College Park

Diamondback Hiring Multimedia Reporters



Soccer Without Borders (SWB) is a non-profit organization that uses soccer as a vehicle for
positive change, providing newcomer refugee, asylee and immigrant youth with a toolkit to
overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success.

SWB works with middle and high school students during the school year, and elementary, middle,
and high school students in the summer months. Middle school programming integrates English
Language Development with soccer and academic programming in a daily after-school program.
High school programming offers academic support (tutoring), SAT and college prep, and soccer
programming throughout the year in weekend workshops, drop in academic office hours, and
weekly soccer practices. In addition to these direct service programs, SWB has a mentor program
that matches volunteers with youth and their families to help them integrate into Baltimore’s
larger community and to serve their individual needs.

The Youth Development Associate (Up2Us Coach) will support implementation of our middle
school programming in Baltimore, and will support high school academic and soccer
programming throughout the year. Additionally, the Youth Development Associate will support
the organization through administrative and program support roles, including but not limited to
event planning, partnership cultivation, communications, and other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities for this position include:
1. Direct Service (75%): The Youth Development Associate participates actively in program
implementation. Specifically, the Youth Development Associate has primary responsibilities in
the following areas:
• Practice Planning & Facilitation
• Intern & Volunteer supervision, feedback, and escalation of cases for concern
• Game Preparation (including transportation coordination with SWB Director)
• Season Planning (using SWB Complete Season Checklist)
• Player Recruitment/Retention
• Player Evaluation/Goal Setting/Check-In Facilitation

2. Program Support (25%): The Youth Development Associate will also play a key role in
securing the inputs needed to ensure SWB Baltimore can operate successfully. Specifically, the
Youth Development Associate has primary responsibilities in the following areas:
• Timely Monitoring & Reporting (Attendance, Snack/Supper Reporting & coordination
with SWB Director, Academic Monitoring when necessary, etc.)
• Event Planning & Participation (including fundraising events such as Small Goals Big
• Student & Family Engagement (including house visits and mentor matches when
• Social Media (providing material for communications, stories, photos, videos, etc.)
• Other projects as assigned

-Self-starter, entrepreneurial individual able to take the initiative and be a creative problem
-Experience working with youth, coaching soccer and able to plan/adapt practice sessions
according to age and ability.
-Dedicated to creating an inclusive atmosphere for all participants, communicating and
implementing team rules and positive culture, and showing an active interest in getting to know
all program youth and their families.
-Energetic, dynamic, engaging and creative as a leader.
-Willing to be flexible as plans change.
-Interest in working with a group of volunteer assistant coaches and comfortable delegating
-Commitment to SWB values and SWB Baltimore program priorities.
-Spanish language ability (preferred)

This is a full-time, year-long term of service, beginning August 2, 2018. The position is based in
Baltimore, Maryland.

This position is a Up2Us Coach term of service. Up2Us Coaches receive an annual stipend of
$15,105 (paid twice a month), as well as an End of Service Education Award of $5,920.

SWB first began programming in 2006 to address three critical issues facing young people in
underserved communities throughout the world:

1. A lack of safe spaces where young people feel cared for, have a voice and can experience the
joy of sport.
2. A lack of opportunity for youth to actively explore social issues and community challenges.
3. A lack of social capital and access to potential opportunities for education, employment and
personal growth.

In the last several years, SWB has built collaborative, creative programs around the US and
abroad, combining soccer with team-building activities, civic engagement projects, off-field
lessons and workshops, and culture exchange. Through these activities and with the support of
caring mentors and coaches, youth acquire key soft and hard skills needed to overcome obstacles
to growth, inclusion, and personal success.

Please send an email describing your interest along with a resume to SWB Baltimore Director
Casey Thomas at

UMD-SLLC Winter 2019 Study Abroad in Seville (Taught in English, Honors credit)

Winter is Coming!.. Study in Spain this January with UMD!

We are excited to announce that UMD students will have the opportunity to study in Seville, Spain this January! TAUGHT IN ENGLISH! 

Students will explore the Mediterranean and Transatlantic contexts that have influenced and shaped Spain’s history. Course credit can be given for either SPAN225, HONR248E, SPAN399C, or SPAN699E.

This engaging program includes excursions to monuments such as La Alhambra of Granada and The Cathedral-Mosque of C√≥rdoba, among others. 
For more information about the program details and itinerary, contact:
Ginette Eldredge, Program Director, at

For general assistance and help applying, contact 
EA Short-Term Programs at

Visit our page at: Winter Term - Seville 2019

Winter is Coming: Study in Spain this January with UMD!
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